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Nursing Leadership Workforce Compendium


In alignment with AONL's strategic initiatives, the AONL Workforce Committee and subcommittees identified best practices and innovations to help strategize and manage the complexities of the nursing workforce. The goal of the AONL Workforce Compendium is to bring these best practices and innovations together to be shared widely, to support and empower nurse leaders in attaining, retaining, and sustaining environments where nurses want to work and feel like they belong. Information in this compendium will be updated periodically as information becomes available.



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Workforce Care Models Inventory

Since the Workforce Compendium, several sub-committees have been formed to move the work forward. Among other charges, the Models of Care group’s work includes collecting and cataloging the various care models across the country – and we need your help!

Please use the button below to ensure that your organization’s care model innovations are included in AONL’s catalog.

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Workforce Innovations & Best Practices

As part of the AONL Workforce Committee's effort to keep resources updated, we are calling on you to help us by sharing your exemplars and scenarios of best practices as related to the below categories. We recognize that the healthcare environment has evolved, and we look to periodically release new information in an effort to support you. In order to better our resources, we are interested in hearing what best practices our materials have sparked in your organizations.

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